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Q: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But "prolonged" meant "two weeks or more." I had a couple of bacterial infections in a six-month timespan. How worried should I be?A: Antibiotics have undoubtedly … more
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number-one cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds in this country, someone has a stroke. Every three to four minutes, someone dies from stroke. While the … more
Scientific studies on vaccine safety have never proven a link between vaccines — specifically measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) — and autism, yet the myth persists almost 20 years after the flawed research was published. The fear that … more
BRATTLEBORO — Tick season has arrived, but the Health Department says Vermonters can enjoy being outside in our beautiful state by knowing how to avoid ticks and their bite. Visitors to the website will find … more
BRATTLEBOROLead Safe & Healthy Homes is offering federal lead paint safety courses for contractors, landlords, and others interested in using lead-safe renovation techniques. The federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification offered in … more
BRATTLEBOROAIDS Project invites public to 30th Walk for Life SaturdayThe AIDS Project of Southern Vermont is inviting the public to help raise money and awareness Saturday, at its 30th annual Walk for Life. The event, set for 10 a.m. to noon at the … more
Tips from Grace Cottage care providersTOWNSHEND — Do you have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep throughout the night? If so, you are not alone. In Vermont, more than one-third of adults report that they get less than the recommended … more
BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Memorial Hospital recently presented the 2017 Employee of the Year Award to Brian Patno, Certified Medical Assistant for Just So Pediatrics and a member of the hospital's Community Health Team.The annual award is a … more
Q: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet?A: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of … more
The immensely profitable vitamin industry depends on consumers believing that more is better. Although supplements are beneficial for people with nutrient deficiencies, there's little utility in pills, injections and intravenous drips if you already … more
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